Here we go again.
Standing on a Barnett Shale front porch.
You might remember that Aruba exposed Tim and Christine Ruggiero to 380 ppm of NOX which added up to 10,000 years of NOX exposure.
From the TCEQ investigation report :
“Continuous operations of three diesel engines greater than 400 horse power at this site resulted in significant emissions of nitrogen oxides. An estimate of maximum nitrogen oxide concentration over one hour on the complaintant’s property was predicted using SCREEN3, an air dispersion model, to be 380 parts per billion.”
No enforcement action is taken by the TCEQ, but rather a recommendation
“Aruba should consider using nitrogen oxide controls on its diesel engines in situations where potential for off-site impacts are high.”
Obviously Aruba did not consider the TCEQ’s recommendation.
A funny aside: When I took this video, I had a reporter with me. He got out of the vehicle and took pictures at the first Aruba location, right beside the one in the above video. The workers at that location told him that it was against the law to take pictures of the drilling–standing on a public road. WHATEVER! I was dying to get out of the car so they could tell me the same thing and I could tell them something too. But, my compadres would not let me out of the car.
Additionally, Aruba Petroleum has done nothing to curtail their fugitive emissions.
…and the TCEQ does nothing.